May 2016 PLUG Meeting: Ubuntu Mate 16.04

This coming Monday...

Ubuntu Mate 16.04

Jason Wallwork will present the newly minted Ubuntu Mate 2016.04, a popular Ubuntu spin-off suitable for older computers or performance snobs. It features the solid Mate desktop with the traditional GNOME look, cool setup tools and the elegant Software Boutique showcasing best-of-the-breed software. You don't want to miss it.

Rumour also has it that the Raspberry 3 might make an appearance. Or not. You'll have to come to find out.

We'll also be giving away a book as a door prize at the meeting.

Date: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 7 PM

Remember that PLUG now meets on the FIRST MONDAY of each month.

Membership, although voluntary, is encouraged. Membership fees cover our room rental costs and any surplus is used to treat members during the Christmas Pizza party. A membership is only $25 a year, a fee that hasn't changed since 2000. You can pay via cheque, cash or Paypal. Membership also gives you the twice the chances to win a raffle prize, the chance to review Linux-related or other computer books, and bragging rights.

We have a Linux magazine swap at each meeting. Bring in recent Linux magazines (within the last year) to trade with or give to other members.

Location: Applewood Manor
1500 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
Parking is on the east (right) side. Entrance is at the front of the building. From the front, go down the hall to the right, and enter the last door on the left.

After the meeting, everyone is invited to Tim Horton's on MONAGHAN ROAD (just a stone's throw north of Lansdowne). They have free wireless along with their treats and refreshments.

Hope you can make it!

Note: PLUG MUG nights continue every MONDAY night except the week of a regular PLUG meeting (as long as there is interest). Please check the forums for the weekly sign-up list.


mfox's picture

Good meeting! We had a good turnout and two excellent presentations. Ubuntu Mate has really come along and I like the new Intro screen and its ability to do one-click installations. I also liked seeing all the customization options.

It was also really neat to see the Pi boot into a Linux operating system and be so responsive. Furthermore, it was able to utilize the projector (unlike Remix OS; I'm still annoyed about that). I'm keen to get one now but if I use it as a home server, I won't have it to play with for other possible fun things. Maybe I'll have to buy 2 :)

Mac user running Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity, Gnome) on Dell XPS 13 (4gb RAM, 250gb SSD)
Ubuntu 16.04, Chromixium, Remix OS and Crunchbang++ on upgraded 11.6" Acer 1810TZ Olympic Edition (4gb RAM, 240 SSD)
Ubuntu 16.04 on Mac mini, iMac & Dell 7020

I have the same conundrum with the Pi. I want to use it as a media server but still want to play with it more, too. However, I can wait on the media server since we still need an HD tv to go with it :D


Computer enthusiast, beginner programmer, political geek.

buster's picture

Good to see people I've never met before. And people arriving from outer space, like Trevor. Two really good presentations.

Best turnout I've seen in years. Glad you liked the presentations.


Computer enthusiast, beginner programmer, political geek.